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for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle east, consequences for the region and the political impact in november. our political roundtable. joining us, the first muslim elected to the u.s. congress, democratic representative from minnesota, keith elliso
aggressive against president obama including sarah palin today. that's the tone paul ryan brought to florida. today president obama rallied for support in wisconsin, home turf for mitt romney's running mate paul ryan. >> we succeed when the middle class gets bigger, when it feels greater security, when everybody's got a chance to climb into that middle class. >> reporter: the latest nbc news/le wall street journal poll has mr. obama at the coveted 50% threshold, five points ahead of governor romney in the badger state. there are concerns this week about the romney campaign prompting wisconsin governor scott walker to urge effective use of the ticket's number two. >> it's not necessarily a frustration over the way paul ryan has been used but in the larger context i haven't seen that kind of passion i know that paul has to transfer over to our nominee. >> reporter: for his part congressman ryan pivoted away from the standard stump speech and took a turn to his comfort zone in florida -- pie charts and numbers -- taking the white house to task for running up the nation's debt and pushing for fi
days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards
and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs american leadership. the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: demonstrating the bitterness on both sides, romney was briefly interrupted by a heckler. >> why are you politicizing libya? >> reporter: >> reporter: campaigning in colorado president obama took a firm stance reminding voters of his power as commander in chief. >> i want people around me to hear me, to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of th
-on a clip recorded at a fundraiser in may and posted by mother jones yesterday. >> president obama's campaign manager pounced on the comments. st. it is heart to serve for president of all americans when you have written off half the nation. romney said that is not the case. he did not back away from his remarks. >> those reliant on government are not as responded to my comments. >> he it knowledge he was speaking off the cuff. >> it is not the first time a fundraising clip has caused a stir. remember 2008? here is the candidate talking about frustrated americans. comments that paul ryan has referenced in his stump speech for weeks. >> guilty as charged and proud to say so. >> reporters will get a chance to record romney's fund-raisers as early as today when the candidate goes to salt lake city and dallas. >> how true is mitt romney's comments? >> we found that that is technically pretty close to accurate, 46% of people did not owe income taxes in 2011, but they paid other taxes like ax.ome-t t >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the orioles gained ground in a push towards the post se
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